A couple facts: 1. Apple discontinued the iPod classic (after five years of no update to the line and gradual exclusion from iPod-related announcements and enhancements) on the day that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced. 2. Apple deems the iPod to be a declining market. 3. We have now experienced the second consecutive September event (an event historically reserved for iPods) without a significant iPod update. 4. The fifth generation iPod touch currently on sale as the latest model, ships with an Apple A5 processor (now three generations behind what is considered current) runs iOS 8 sluggishly and, odds are, it will not be given the ability to run iOS 9. 5. A bit less telling, but the icon at store.apple.com for "Shop iPod" pictures the iPod shuffle and iPod nano, but not the iPod touch. 6. There have been no substantial part leaks for any new iPod touch parts in the same vein that there was just prior to the launch of the fifth generation model just over two years ago. Given these facts, I'd like to pose the question: will the iPod touch receive an update or will it maintain for however much longer in its current form before being discontinued? To clarify, I'm not asking if you want the iPod touch to receive an update, as I'm sure most of us do. I'm asking if you think, based on the facts that we have and Apple's history and trends, whether you think it will happen or not. Personally, while I'd love for there to be another generation of iPod touch, especially with the iPhone 6's 4.7" screen and at least an A7 (if not an A8) processor, and maybe TouchID with ApplePay support - I don't believe there'll be one...it looks like it will not receive updates and then be quietly discontinued. I do think that Apple could (though similarly likely that they won't) introduce an iOS device with the same 5.5" screen and software as the iPhone 6 Plus, though I would much more peg that to be part of the "iPad" line as an "iPad nano" than I would peg it for the "iPod touch" line as just a large 5.5" iPod touch, given Apple's continued desire to have iPods be small and given the software similarities that the iPhone 6 Plus has to the other iPads (that are also not present on the 4.7" and smaller screened iOS devices). In any event, what say you of the iPod touch's future at this point in time? Do you have any substantial rumors or leaks to share that would lend information one way or the other?